Smiling in the Storm

A family came up to me at the reception and the 4 year old asked, “How come you and Ben’s mom and dad were smiling during the funeral?”

Ben passed away a month ago.  He would be married and 33 this year.  All of our questions lead to one heartbreaking question:  why?

Mitch and Lynne did not dwell on that question.  They have a confidence, a boldness.  They KNOW one thing as they think of their son:  There is more in Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:1  ”For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”

God is not done with you after yesterday.  

Did you make mistakes yesterday?  God is not done.   Did you excel at everything?  God is not done.  Did you hope, lose hope, fear, love, fly or fall? 

God has another present under the tree for you; another egg hidden in the yard.  It is better than all the others.  It is Jesus.

Jesus has no tombstone, no grave, but He does have a house…for you.

And that is why we smile in the storm.

Ben, see you later!

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